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#1 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted March 12, 2011 - 01:35 AM

Here's a sleeve hitch I made for wheel horse. I powder coated it w.h. red. You can't tell it from the original.


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Edited by Texas Deere and Horse, March 12, 2011 - 02:19 AM.
didn't like the way it looked


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Posted March 12, 2011 - 03:17 AM

That is an awesome job on that sleeve hitch, especially considering it has somewhat complicated bends in it.

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Posted March 12, 2011 - 08:03 AM

Great Job Brian! :dancingbanana:

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Posted March 12, 2011 - 08:08 AM

VERY nice!

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Posted March 12, 2011 - 08:11 AM

Good looking hitch there Brian.

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Posted March 12, 2011 - 08:22 AM

:ditto:

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Posted March 12, 2011 - 08:48 AM

Fantastic job! Did you make a jig to do the bends?

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Posted March 12, 2011 - 08:52 AM

Very nice work.

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Posted March 12, 2011 - 08:52 AM

Very nice job, how did you do those bends ? What is the extra piece shown in the first picture for ? Al

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Posted March 12, 2011 - 09:40 AM

That looks AWESOME Brian! I can tell that it's not an original though. (sorry) The original piece has a gap in the main frame just in front of the pin receiver. That gap is how the factory got around the complicated bends that Casey pointed out above, they used 2 pieces and joined them by welding the pin receiver to both, then tacked the top and bottom also. In MHO that makes yours better and stronger than original! Great work on the bends and the finish! Very professional looking fab job Brian. I hope that you don't take offense to this. I'm not knocking your work at all,in fact that's how I intend to do mine. Any tips for when I build mine?

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Posted March 12, 2011 - 10:26 AM

Dam nice better than factor, you did one heck of a good job

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Posted March 12, 2011 - 10:55 AM

What is the extra piece shown in the first picture for ?

Looks like the pin for connecting the implements.


That is a very nice hitch. I wish my fabrication looked like that I usually just make something functional not too worried about the looks. Maybe one day I will get to where I can make things that look that good.

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Posted March 12, 2011 - 08:50 PM

That looks great, Brian!! You sure did a nice job. :thumbs::thumbs:

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Posted March 12, 2011 - 08:57 PM

Thanks Guys, I think Al is asking about the plate that goes between the hitch and attachment.

Caseguy, You didn't hurt my fellings at all, I wanted it finished out to look like one piece of steel.




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